To attach securely to a support, as when an artwork on paper is affixed to a sheet of cardboard or another flat and rigid material. Or, to place one or more works in an appropriate site for display, as when a gallery mounts an exhibition. Or the object onto which something is affixed for display. It may be important to choose materials and techniques that are archival (acid-free) and either permanent or reversible.If an actual animal is mounted, the outermost parts of its body are prepared by taxidermy to present a permanently lifelike appearance.Examples of mounts:Camille Pissarro (French, 1830-1903), Fan Mount: The Cabbage Gatherers, gouache on silk, 6 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches (16.5 x 52.1 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. The shape of the fan mount consists of the area of the picture, and does not include any of the flat gray areas. See Impressionism. Paul Klee (German, 1879-1940), Birds Making Scientific Experiments in Sex, pen and black ink on paper mounted on cardboard, signed and dated 1915 and numbered 28 on the mount, 7 6/16 x 4 5/8 inches (18.8 x 11.9 cm), Michael C. Carlos Museum.Also see art conservation, bristol board, card stock, corrugated cardboard, dry mount, fan, foam core, frame, mat, museum, oaktag, preparator, site-specific, and tip.

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